The global display market has been kind of lazy in the past months. The leaders of the market are Samsung and LG, and these two companies are aiming to maintain their lead for a long time to come. In order to ensure their top position they are coming up with next generation products which look and feel nothing short of SciFi (the newest displays look extremely similar to the ones in 2002’s “Minority Report”). LG, in particular, has uncovered a transparent OLED display which is more advanced than anything else on the market at the moment.
The latest LG display was showed off in an event on Thursday. The event included a display which can be rolled up like a piece of paper and another interesting display which looks exactly like a window, until you turn it on. Truth be told, we have already seen some transparent displays in modern interior designs (which blend with the surroundings and become completely invisible), so the innovation did not take tech enthusiasts by surprise.
It was the surprisingly think and flexible roll-up display that left the audience in awe. It is made from an organic light-emitting diode flexible display and it also has an OLED transparent display at the same time (it is multi-layered). At the moment it is the largest display of its kind, with 18-inches and high-definition features (1200×800 pixels). It also features a 30 radian, which means that the screen can display normal quality videos while being rolled at a 30-centimeter circle.
Other Chinese IT companies are working hard to catch up with LD and Samsung Electronics, but these two companies seem to be completely dominating the global smart-phone and display market with the help of enhanced manufacturing skills. They are using high-tech materials and exclusive products like displays, mobile application processor chips and batteries to hold their ground on the tech market. LG’s 18-inch flexible display is only the first of many technologies that will soon be released, most of them involving rollable or foldable displays and devices.
And the Sci-Fi news doesn’t stop here. LG has many things in store for its customers in the future:
“LG set a new goal to develop a super large-sized, of about 60 inches, rollable and transparent display that features ultra high-definition resolution by 2017,”
What is even more interesting about the foldable display is its transparency level. Unlike other transparent LCDs, which have 10% transparency, the OLED display from LG has 30% transparency.
In other news, the smart-phone market is also becoming increasingly competitive. The release of the iPhone 6, and the latest additions to the Android smart-phone line-ups have made it extremely hard for tech geeks to choose the best device. Samsung is aiming to implant its own mobile application processor chip (the Exynos) for the latest Tablet 4, in the fall. The New Galaxy Tab S was also released in Korea and 19 other countries last Thursday.
Shin Jong-Kyun, CEO of Samsung Electronics IT & Mobile communications called the AMOLED technology “the identity of Samsung” (because it renders wonderful colors and image quality).